The carriage which was supposed to be peaceful, became quite chaotic.
First of all, it began with the quarrel of Yukari vs Chérie, and Silvia getting sandwiched in between their bickering. I was just playing in a corner with Eko, but because I was a related party, the brunt of the discussion eventually reached me. From there, it then became me vs Chérie instead of Yukari, and she along with Silvia simply left the front line while saying “I leave the rest to you”, and went to play with Eko. Isn’t that unfair?
From there, for two hours it was just me and Chérie talking back and forth. When I tried to play the fool and leave that matter alone, Chérie would butt in, playing the straight man. Therefore, making the arguing start up again, and then it became an eternal loop of ‘boke’ and ‘tsukkomi’, as if we were a comedic duo.
She was quite bothersome, but as time went by, it appeared to me that she was getting a bit happier, making me wonder if she was having fun. The way she tried to enjoy herself, while at the same time complaining about something, made me think she was a bit similar to Maine.
“By the way, why did you come along with us? “
Since keeping up that idle talk was becoming hard, I tried to change the topic to a different one.
“Hmph, a match, it’s a match! You and me, I’ll make clear which one of us is the best Spirit User! “
“And how should we do it? A fist fight? “
“Why should we do that!? For Spirit users, it’s obvious it should be using spirits.”
Strictly speaking, I’m not a Spirit User.
“Well, whatever. The method? “
“You’re thinking about it just now?”
“No, I’m not!? There are so many ways, so I was just thinking which one to use! “
She’s very easy to understand.
“Ah, That’s right. Let’s make it a match of earning Guild Contribution points! “
“That ‘that’s right’ sounded like you just came up with it.”
“How rude, I did not.”
Let’s go with this……
“Or rather, how is a guild contribution points battle related to using spirits? “
“Eh? Since you’re a Spirit User, you use the spirit to earn points, right? “
“……Ohh, I see.”
Because of such a huge leeway, I could hear a sigh next to me. Tehe☆
The thing is, I can earn points without even using a spirit. As opposite to this girl.
“Okay, I understand. How long will the match last? “
“Just 1 day! Tomorrow…… no, the one who earns more contribution points from sunrise to sunset of the day after tomorrow, wins! OK? “
Prepare yourself. I’ll make that beautiful face of yours dumbfounded by the huge difference in score.
While thinking that, I continued to talk to Chérie while pitying her in my mind until we arrived at the town of Badgordo.
After getting a room at our usual inn, I had dinner and returned to my room.
Chérie took the room next to mine, and at dinner she was also with us, which made it quite noisy.
The tavern in the first floor of the inn is quite frequented by adventurers. And 90% of those were “It’s Chérie Lumberjack! “, “It’s that genius Spirit User! “, “Amazing, she really is here! “, in excitement. Chérie seems to be quite the celebrity in the adventurer community. She really is incredible, or rather, “incredibly bothersome! ” is what I’d like to say. Everything she says and does is a bit comedic.
Well, little by little I’m getting used to it. In fact, playing the fool and seeing her butt-in with a straight comment is a bit fun. Silvia is just too serious, Yukari is way too cold, and Eko is simply cute, so a good tsukkomi cannot be expected for our team members. She might be an existence that compensates for that lack, in a sense.
“…………Ahh, that’s right.”
In the midst of my relaxing, I recalled an existence that I had completely forgotten related to Chérie’s match.
So, as I lay in my bed, I summoned Angolmois.
“――My Second, hasn’t it been too long? Don’t you think so? “
He was angry again.
Probably because I called him to talk on a whim, and after the “BZZZT!” incident in ‘manner mode’ I sent him back for quite a while.
Angolmois puffed his cheeks, bringing his face closer and closer.
……It would be good to be approached like this by a beautiful girl, but this gives me a strange feeling.
“My bad. I’ve been busy with a lot of things.”
“……Like? Well, why don’t you let me hear it?”
I suppose he wants me to tell him about it. Does he want me going to the trouble of speaking about it with my own mouth instead of just sharing it using the “sense of togetherness”? Or is he just harassing me, knowing that I had a terrible day today?
While not understanding what he wanted, I explained everything to Angolmois.
“Ohh, so you met Gnomides.”
“Terra also used that name. She gave me a fluffy impression.”
“I imagine. She’s somewhat unrestrained, that girl.”
“Speaking of which…… you killed her father, didn’t you? Is it okay for you to meet her? “
“I did not kill him, I destroyed him.”
“Oh, is that so?”
“Hahaha, worry not. There is no problem. Rather, she was delighted to be able to become a Great Spirit.”
Terra-san, she might be a surprisingly cold spirit.
“I see, then, it should be okay to meet her.”
“Umu. And since we’re there, let’s give that Chérie girl a surprise too.”
Saying so, Angolmois laughed mischievously. He has an unexpected playful side, contrary to his vicious appearance.
“Then, do you want to go now? They are in the next room.”
As soon as I said so, the look of Angolmois changed.
“What’s wrong? “
“You said they are in the next room, right? Is it the left one? “
In the neighboring room to the left is Chérie, and to the right are the three girls.
“There’s no sign of people in the left room.”
There’s nobody in the room?
Where did they go in the middle of the night?
Wait. Something feels wrong.
What did Chérie say? A match of Guild Contribution Points, right? And as of when, she said the day after tomorrow.
Why not tomorrow?
In the first place, what’s the point of such a sloppy match she came up with in the moment?
Why did Chérie pick a fight with me?
Why did she come following after us?
Why does she want a match?
……Can it be, her real purpose lies somewhere else?
Angolmois pointed out.
I see, jealousy. I can’t deny that.
Chérie was jealous of me. I’m pretty sure it’s because of the Spirit User thing.
And how would she get rid of that jealousy? I’m sure as a result of her thinking about that, she decided to travel with me.
Her purpose was to take away the meaning of my existence, or something like that.
In other words, in Badgordo, that would be……
“――eh! Is she for real!? “
“Yeah, there’s no mistake.”
“Whoa, shi—t! How far does she plan to be a bother, that woman! “
I held my head.
I have understood Chérie’s purpose.
It’s a reckless one. And an excessive one too.
And if things go as they are, she will probably die.
Ahh, ahhhhh, ahhhhh……
“Daaaaamn! Seriously! Shit, how bothersome! “
After jumping down from the bed, in which I was gently welcoming sleepiness, I rushed out of the room at once.
“Fufu. You keep on complaining, yet you rush to help, my Second.”
＊ ＊ ＊
I will capture the Proline Dungeon earlier than Second. That is my strategy.
In that case, then.
He will have to acknowledge me.
He will have to raise his evaluation of me.
Both Father and Mother, Second too, they all will look at me.
Nobody will leave me anymore.
That liveliness around Second will become mine.
That way, I won’t be lonely anymore.
I will change.
I will use that guy as a stepping stone, and I’ll change.
“Terra, let’s move on.”
You’re a good girl, Terra. Only you’ve been by my side since I was a child.
Together with me who was so cynical, high-handed and harsh with words.
“…………Hey, we’re going to capture the dungeon.”
“They will tell me “join us”…… as a companion. If that guy says that…… will you follow me too? “
Thank you for reading.
- HP Hit Points
- MP Magic Points
- SP Stamina Points
- STR Short range attack skill power, strength, physical power.
- DEX Long range attack skill power, dexterity, hit rate.
- AGI Quickness, avoidance rate.
- INT Attack Magic skill power.
- LUK Good luck, critical rate.
- VIT Simple defense.
- MGR Magic defense.
Types of combat skills
Named after shogi pieces (The word in bold is the one being used in this translation). From easier to acquire to harder.
- Pawn/Soldier (Fuhyou)
- Knight (Keima)
- Silver General (Ginshou)
- Gold General (Kinshou)
- Bishop (Kakugyou)
- Rook (Hisha)
- Promoted Bishop/Dragon Horse(Ryuuma)
- Promoted Rook/Dragon King (Ryuuou).
List of Swordsmanship skills
- 《Soldier Swordsmanship》 Normal attack.
- 《Lance Swordsmanship》 Piercing attack.
- 《Knight Swordsmanship》 Precision attack.
- 《Silver Swordsmanship》 Strong single-target attack.
- 《Gold Swordsmanship》 Small-range attack to all directions.
- 《Bishop Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Rook Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Swordsmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Swordsmanship》 ???
List of Shieldmanship skills
- 《Soldier Shieldmanship》 Normal defense.
- 《Lance Shieldmanship》 Piercing deflection.
- 《Knight Shieldmanship》 Defense + knockback.
- 《Silver Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Gold Shieldmanship》 Ranged guided defense + knockback.
- 《Bishop Shieldmanship》 Reinforced defense (Temporarily boosts VIT and MGR)
- 《Rook Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon Horse Shieldmanship》 ???
- 《Dragon King Shieldmanship》 ???
List of Archery skills
- 《Soldier Archery》 Normal range attack.
- 《Lance Archery》 Piercing range attack.
- 《Knight Archery》 Precise sniping range attack.
- 《Silver Archery》 Strong single-target range attack.
- 《Gold Archery》 Weaker range attack with added knockback.
- 《Bishop Archery》 Strong piercing range attack.
- 《Rook Archery》 Very strong single-target range attack with scaling % damage.
- 《Dragon Horse Archery》 Powerful piercing range attack.
- 《Dragon King Archery》 Powerful on-impact range attack.
Types of Magic skills
They use the “Form” or “step” system of martial arts. From lower to higher.
- First Form Regular attack
- Second Form Extended range attack
- Third Form Strong single target attack
- Fourth Form Strong extended range attack
- Fifth Form Extremely powerful extended range attack
- Their cast time becomes longer in this order First→Third→Second→Fourth→Fifth.
Ranking of the skills
From lower to higher, then it changes to the “Dan” system of martial arts, which means Grade.
- 16th class
- 15th class
- 14th class
- 13th class
- 12h class
- 11th class
- 10th class
- 9th class
- 8th class
- 7th class
- 6th class
- 5th class
- 4th class
- 3rd class
- 2nd class
- 1st class
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grade 9